Director of Cantabile
Craig G. Cannon has been a fixture in the Pittsburgh musical scene for more than three decades as the Director of Choral Activities at Fox Chapel Area High School. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and is the founder of Belle Voci Pittsburgh, a community-based intergenerational women's choir. Craig graduated from Duquesne University with a B.S. in Music Education and went on to study with the late Douglas McEwen and David Stocker at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where he earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting. Enjoying an active career as a conductor, singer, teacher, and adjudicator, Craig frequently appears as a festival director, music clinician, adjudicator and oratorio soloist for schools and churches throughout the country.
Director of Da Capo
Carly Tansimore is a recent graduate of Duquesne University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a focus on choral education and piano. While at Duquesne, Carly sang in the Pappert Women’s Chorale every semester and served as president for two semesters, in addition to studying piano with renowned piano professor David Allen Wehr. Carly also had the wonderful opportunity to teach, conduct and accompany a variety of choral ensembles during her student teaching placements, including choirs at both the high school and elementary levels. In addition to serving as a church pianist, Carly has recently started her career as an elementary general music teacher at the Pine Richland Area School District. Carly currently resides in Pittsburgh with her family.
Susan Lowell Swick has been a performing musician from early childhood. Thirteen years of individual piano instruction inspired her to open her own piano studio in 1986 and, for twenty-five years, she has shared her love of music with hundreds of students. Susan's organ study has allowed her to serve several churches in the Pittsburgh area. Since 1983, she has been a member of Northmont United Presbyterian Church, where she facilitates music ministries with youth and adults through accompanying various choral and instrumental ensembles and soloists. She is also an accomplished handbell ringer and a member of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale.
Mr. Cannon's photograph by Town & Country Portrait Studio
Last updated 9 January 2018 (GP)